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Prices go thigh-high as consumers seek dark meat

Posted: 05/01/2012 - Pat LaFrieda Jr. can't get enough chicken thighs. If his family business featured on the new Food Network series "Meat Men" orders 100 cases of boneless, skinless thighs, his supplier might deliver only 60.

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Parents cheer autism-friendly 'Mary Poppins'

Posted: 04/30/2012 - The Theatre Development Fund, a nonprofit organization focused on providing access to live theater, bought all 1,797 seats for Sunday's matinee and offered reduced price tickets to families with an autistic member.

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Memphis professor to study stress, alcoholism

Posted: 04/30/2012 - A professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis has received grants totaling $2.1 million from the National Institutes of Health.

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Holstein with mad cow disease was lame, lying down

Posted: 04/27/2012 - The cow that was recently discovered with mad cow disease through routine testing in California had been euthanized after it became lame and started lying down at a dairy, federal officials revealed Thursday.

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Cancer survivors urged to eat better, exercise

Posted: 04/26/2012 - The cancer society on Thursday released new guidelines, saying there's now enough evidence to strongly recommend physical activity and better nutrition for survivors.

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Quick response averts market scare in mad cow case

Posted: 04/26/2012 - The announcement that mad cow disease was spotted in a California cow drew a rapid response this week from the beleaguered American beef industry, which has been enduring one crisis after another for more than a year.

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New case of mad cow disease in California

Posted: 04/25/2012 - The first new case of mad cow disease in the U.S. since 2006 has been discovered in a dairy cow in California, but health authorities said Tuesday the animal never was a threat to the nation's food supply.

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Haslam mulling embryo legislation

Updated: 04/24/2012 - Gov. Bill Haslam says he's reviewing legislation that would make the embryo of a woman who is assaulted a victim.

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WHO: Measles deaths have plummeted over a decade

Posted: 04/24/2012 - The number of measles deaths worldwide has apparently dropped by about three-quarters over a decade, according to a new study by the World Health Organization and others.

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Doc rolls out 'Hangover Heaven' on Vegas Strip

Posted: 04/23/2012 - Doctor and board-certified anesthesiologist Jason Burke calls his fledgling business a medical practice on wheels, analogous to a physician with an RV offering X-rays, MRIs or mammograms, a mobile dentist, or a blood bank bus set up in an office building parking lot.

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Auditors call for end to Medicare bonus program

Posted: 04/23/2012 - In a rebuke to the Obama administration, government auditors are calling for the cancellation of an $8 billion Medicare program that congressional Republicans have criticized as a political ploy.

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Vt. debates letting parents say no to vaccines

Posted: 04/22/2012 - Vermont is embroiled in a debate over ending the philosophical exemption that allows parents to have their kids skip childhood immunizations required for attending school.

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FDA: Gulf seafood safe despite oil spill concerns

Posted: 04/20/2012 - Photos of fish with sores may raise concern about long-term environmental effects of the massive BP oil spill — but federal health officials say the Gulf seafood that's on the market is safe to eat.

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New Zealand woman's Coca-Cola habit cited in death

Posted: 04/20/2012 - Experts say a New Zealand woman's 2-gallon-a-day Coca-Cola habit probably contributed to her death, a conclusion that led the soft-drink giant to note that even water can be deadly in excessive amounts.

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Vanderbilt to participate in brain study

Posted: 04/19/2012 - Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville will participate in a nationwide clinical study about using deep brain stimulation as an intervention for patients with major depression.

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Young Belize girl recovers after hours of surgery

Updated: 04/23/2012 - Thanks to the hours and dedication of dozens of doctor from UT Medical Center and East Tennessee Children's Hospital; Caterina is recovering after a life saving surgery.

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